Huntly Power Station Environmental

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Genesis Energy communicates its environmental performance with stakeholders on a regular basis via both formal annual reporting and less formal processes such as meetings and newsletters.

Huntly Consultative Group Meetings

The Huntly Consultative Group (incorporating West Mine Residents) meets twice every year, in the Seminar Rooms at the Huntly Power Station. The meetings are attended by local iwi, neighbours, members of the community and staff from various organisations such as the District and Regional Councils. These meetings function as an information forum for the local community allowing Genesis Energy to communicate with its stakeholders about various activities at the Huntly Power Station.

Further information and dates of future Huntly Consultative Group Meetings can be obtained from the Huntly Power Station on (07) 828 6800.

Summary Environmental Report

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A Summary Environmental Report (SER) is produced for Huntly Power Station and provides, in a reader-friendly format, the following:

  • A description of the ongoing work being carried out to further improve environmental performance at the Huntly site;
  • A description of the ongoing environmental monitoring undertaken at and around the Huntly site, a description of the reasons for that monitoring, and a summary and interpretation of the results;
  • A summary of the various environmental projects being undertaken by Genesis Energy in the Huntly area; and
  • An overview of Genesis Energy's approach to replacing key air and water-related resource consents at the Huntly site, which are due to expire in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

A printed copy of this report may be obtained from the Huntly Power Station 07 828 6800.

Compliance Monitoring Reports

Compliance monitoring reports are produced in relation to a number of activities that are carried out at the Huntly Power Station. Some of the monitoring programmes are related to the resource consents and others are in response to community concerns.

Genesis Energy currently undertakes monitoring of:

  • Air emissions
  • Vegetation
  • Groundwater
  • Dust
  • Soil and grass
  • Treated process waters to the Waikato River
  • Temperature of cooling water discharged to the Waikato River
  • Fisheries effects
  • Noise
  • In river monitoring related to structures

Environmental Mitigation

Huntly Power Station Environmental Mitigation - Genesis Energy NZ

Genesis Energy has ongoing mitigation responsibilities in relation to the consented activities at the Huntly Power Station. The current environmental mitigation projects required by resource consents are the:

Genesis Energy has also undertaken extensive planting around the Huntly Power Station site in order to reduce the visual impact of the station and the activities at the site on the surrounding environment.

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